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We are the workforce development board serving Mecklenburg County

Charlotte Works leads the way in connecting job seekers and employers, providing skills training and work opportunities for youth and adults, analyzing and sharing data to educate the public on workforce needs, and aligning community partners around workforce initiatives to help make Charlotte-Mecklenburg a place of economic opportunity for all.

Through programs and partnerships with service providers across the county, Charlotte Works ensures that job seekers have access to opportunities, and have the skills employers need. Charlotte Works oversees the NCWorks Career Centers and NextGen Youth programs and administers the Working Smart essential skills curriculum for job seekers.

At Charlotte Works, we believe individuals and communities prosper when residents have access to gainful employment and businesses have access to a skilled workforce; that way, the people who live or work in our region have the opportunity to thrive. This is also in accordance with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). This legislation was signed into law in 2014 to help Americans of all ages and skill sets find high-quality jobs and develop long-term careers. It also assists employers in hiring and retaining skilled workers.

By closing the gap between what local employers need and the skills workers have, we can provide direction and leadership to Mecklenburg County. Learn more by exploring the programs and services we provide for:

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Leading the development of a skilled and in-demand workforce by engaging businesses, aligning community partners, empowering and connecting job seekers to meaningful employment, and fostering inclusive economic growth.